Since 1995, UMiami Law clinics have offered thousands of hours of free legal assistance annually to some of the state’s most vulnerable individuals (read the original article here). The University recently opened a new facility for the program with state-of-the-art remote collaboration and video conferencing capabilities integrated by Midtown Video:
- Interview rooms with wall-mounted 55″ flat panel displays, camera, and wireless collaboration and presentation to provide for in-room screen sharing of content and video conferencing, the ability to securely record depositions, meetings, and interviews from two fixed cameras to a USB flash drive.
- Conference room with a wall-mounted 65″ flat panel display and camera and wireless collaboration and presentation appliance to provide for in-room screen sharing of content and video conferencing.
- Sound masking for speech privacy.
- Student workrooms which double as a meeting room. Large flat panel display in one workroom with an interactive display, and movable dividing wall to allow for multiple meeting set-ups.
Midtown’s Chari Hill lead this extraordinary project to fruition.
“The new clinic space serves as a vital hub for our highly regarded Clinical Program. The student work spaces and client interviewing rooms are right next to faculty offices, fostering an ideal learning environment. Already, our students have used the new, high-tech rooms to appear virtually in court and engage in recorded simulations.” – Rebecca Sharpless, Dean of experiential learning and director of the Immigration Clinic. “
Since 1995, clinic students have been assisting in many areas of the law with significant results. Today, Miami Law has ten clinics, and, with the addition of this dedicated area, it will help provide even greater learning opportunities for students as well as assistance to the community.
Miami Law clinics offer thousands of hours of free legal assistance annually to some of the state’s most vulnerable individuals including elders, veterans, youths, immigrants, people who are incarcerated, and families living at or below poverty levels.
With law faculty guiding students as they learn to work with real people on real problems, the clinics also provide students with a resource to develop the practical skills necessary to become successful attorneys. It is no surprise the program ranked #26 in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Specialty Law School rankings.
“The School of Law community celebrates our new state-of-the-art facility,” said Sharpless. “Our program provides practical training to law students while providing our community with much needed legal services and advocacy. Students trained in our clinics are not only highly skilled advocates, but citizen lawyers committed to social justice.”